Fresh Apple Cake with Warm Caramel Sauce!


 
This is my mother's recipe for her Fresh Apple Cake.  You can serve this delicious cake with or without the warm caramel sauce, but I will warn you that if you serve it with the sauce, you will never serve it without it again.  It takes it from a really good cake, to a lip smackin' yumilicious cake!  This is a cake that really needs the recipe followed pretty closely for it to turn out,  so for those of you who like to experiment and alter, you have been warned.  I do that myself at times, so I do understand.   Here is what you need for this cake:

4 cups apples, peeled and diced (any good cooking apple)
2 cups sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup oil
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups self rising flour*
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts

Glaze (for the top of the cake)
1 cup confectioner's sugar
2 Tbs. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Caramel Sauce
1 stick butter (1/ 2 cup)
1 cup milk
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

* This cake works best with self rising flour and even though it has self rising flour in it, it still needs a little baking powder added for it to rise properly because of the fruit in it.  If you cannot get self rising flour, use all purpose flour with 3 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. baking soda and 1/4 tsp. salt.

The day before you want to make the cake, peel and chop your apples and place them in a bowl covered with the 2 cups of sugar.  Refrigerate overnight.

The next day in a large mixing bowl mix combine the apples and sugar with the eggs, oil and vanilla. 

Combine the dry ingredients all together in another bowl. Add the walnuts to the flour mixture and stir to coat them. 

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the apple mixture.  Stir until well combined.  Spray either an angel food cake pan (the kind with the removable bottom) or a 9"x13" baking pan well with a nonstick spray for baking that contains flour or butter and flour the pan.   This cake does not work well with a Bundt type pan.  It is so moist, it will not turn out without falling apart in most cases.

Place in a preheated 325 degree oven for 1 hour and 25-30 minutes if using the angel food cake pan and about 60-65 minutes if using the 9"x13" pan. 



Let the cake cool for at least 1 hours before glazing the top.  For the glaze pictured on the top, just mix the confectioner's sugar, milk and vanilla and drizzle over the top. 

To make the warm caramel sauce, which you can serve over each slice or without, mix the butter, milk and the sugars in saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil.  Allow this to boil for 3 full minutes, stirring constantly.   Remove from heat and stir in 1 tsp. of vanilla.   This will thicken as it sits, but should be served slightly warm over each cake slice. 

Fresh Apple Cake with Warm Caramel Sauce!



14 comments:

  1. My mom used to fix a "Fresh Apple Cake" but she never wrote the recipe down. This sounds like hers minus the glaze and caramel sauce. Also she mixed everything together and baked it the same day. It was always moist and crumbly. We would eat it straight out of the oven with vanilla ice cream. I will be trying this soon. Thank you for the recipe.

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  2. Mine is in the oven right now!

    Chris

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    1. Please tell me what kind of apple to use for this recipe.

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    2. Granny Smith's work the best.

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  3. I can't wait to try this recipe...reminds me of my mom and her Apple Dapple Cake.

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    1. I have a recipe for an Apple Dapple Cake. Got it from my Mom. Delicious.

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  4. YUMMY-SOUNDS SOOO GOOD!!!

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  5. Do you have any receipes calling for dried apples?

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  6. THE RECIPE IS SO LONG ITS HARD TO COPY IT IT WILL BE TOO MANY SHEETS OF PAPER THEY NEED TO BE FIXED WHERE IT CAN BE COPIED LIKE THE SIZE OF A RECIPE CARD

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  7. OMG! I made this yesterday and finished it today as instructed, it is AWESOME!

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  8. To copy the recipes, you need to utilize the "print friendly" button at the top of each post. It's the green button. That changes the post to a PDF document and you can even click on the 'remove images' box to take the pictures out. This recipe shouldn't take more than a sheet of paper if you use this.

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  9. I make these cakes minus the glaze and sauce and freeze them.. let me tell you they are even delish partly thawed!!

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  10. I've always wondered if there was a substitute for cinnamon..I would love to make this for work but a coworker/friend is allergic to cinnamon...this sounds heavenly though.

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    1. Use nutmeg or allspice. Use only 1/4 of the amount it calls for of cinnamon. Example 2 teaspoons cinnamon is equalto 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg or allspice. I think I would prefer nutmeg over the allspice or maybe 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon allspice.

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